- Year 2023
- NSF Noyce Award # 1950129
- First Name Blais
- Last Name Cross
- Institution Bisbee Unified School District
- Role/Position Master Teacher Fellow
- Workshop Category Track 3: Master Teaching Fellowships
- Workshop Disciplines Audience Data Science, Mathematics, STEM Education (general)
- Target Audience Noyce Master Teachers, Noyce Teaching Fellows, Undergraduate and/or Graduate Noyce Scholars
- Topics Resources for Teachers, STEM Content Area and/or Convergent Description Skills Development, Supporting New Teachers/Induction
- Session Length 75 minutes minutes
- Additional Presenter(s)
Charles Collingwood, email@example.com
Learn how to facilitate multiple outdoor math activities that promote and empower students to nurture their analytical identities in data literacy. Learn how to set up outdoor learning spaces that promote team building and technology applications for math students with varied skill levels. Learn how to align math standards to project based learning activities that can be facilitated outside.
In the book STEM Project-Based Learning the authors, Scott. W. Slough and John O. Milam, describe the importance of active learning experiences by stating, “Learning to teach Project-Based Learning (PBL) effectively requires that an individual practice some of the patience and techniques required to teach someone to ride a bike, patience to allow the learner to take control and become more experienced in the techniques that build upon the expanding experience and knowledge base as a catalyst for accelerated learning.” Source: https://rdcu.be/dcdgf
This professional growth opportunity will help demonstrate to participants how to set up outdoor learning environments for math labs that have a focus on data science. Activities included in the session will have takeaways that teachers will be able to use to support students with varied math skills. This professional growth opportunity will help demonstrate to participants how to set up outdoor learning environments for multiple math labs that have a focus on data science specifically from a mathematical perspective. Activities included in the session will have take-aways that teachers will be able to use to support students with varied math skills and learning styles. Whether students are collecting data related to pitching speeds on the baseball diamond, building hands on models of bungee jumping equipment and testing it, or creating DO IT YOURSELF Agrovoltaic experiments to collect data with, these math activities will inspire teachers to create outdoor authentic STEM experiences for their students. The objectives and outcomes of the session will demonstrate how to facilitate interactive math labs that help students learn through project based learning practices that support data literacy skills and allow students to build confidence to solve real world application problems with open ended solutions. All three activities that will be presented will have examples of students’ work to help illustrate the enthusiasm that comes with hands-on learning STEM experiences in math.